For seniors, one of the most beneficial dietary changes that can be made is consuming lower amounts of sodium. This may come as a surprise to some people, since sodium is so common to us. At the most basic level, salt is on virtually every table in our restaurants, diners, and even our own kitchens. How could something so common cause us or our loved ones damage?
Studies show that around 27% of seniors in America are eating less protein than they should in order to maintain good physical health. This statistic is particularly troubling because as people age their physical need for protein grows.